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The Adventure Of English by [Bragg, Melvyn]
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Melvyn Bragg's superb new history of the English language is told as an adventure story, and rightly so. There is much splendid intellectual firepower in this book, as one might have expected from watching the ITV series on which it was based, and the story is not all one of imperialistic advance. - Andrew Roberts, Spectator

Beautifully clear and, indeed, thrilling - Waterstone's Books Quarterly

On American English as it evolved Bragg is excellent. He has a novelist's eye for the illuminating vignette...it is always readable, often thought-provoking, and consistently entertaining. The colour illustrations are a particularly striking feature of the book. - Independent

Bragg's approachable account...gleams with little gems. His enthusiasm is appealing...he digs beneath modernity and examines our bedrock with a sympathetic eye. It has power and clarity...this adventure is rewarding. - Sunday Herald

Bragg's excellent radio programmes on the subject ...are the basis of this history of English over the past 1,500 years. Bragg is an expert translator in areas that academics find difficult to popularise...encapsulationg academic knowledge of Old and Middle English he produces a pithy, accessible narrative. - Guardian

This is a highly readable, jargon-free treatise on a notoriously prickly subject. Bragg's affection for his subject is infectious. In this he successfully j

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Melvyn Bragg's fascinating biography of the English language

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 568 KB
  • Print Length: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Sceptre (21 December 2011)
  • Sold by: Hachette Book Group (AU)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006HAMCZS
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #124,336 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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